Tempe ( / tɛmˈpiː / tem-PEE; ) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2020 population of 180,587. The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece.
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Tempe embraces an active lifestyle and laid-back atmosphere and it’s a place where community matters. Refreshingly offbeat, Tempe is a college town with a personality all its own. It’s a welcoming destination with a spirited lifestyle where you’ll find fun-filled activities at every turn. Let’s help you learn more about our city. Tempe Tourism Blog
Tempe, city, Maricopa county, south-central Arizona, U.S. It lies along the Salt River and is a southern suburb of Phoenix. First settled (1872) by Charles Hayden, father of former Arizona senator Carl Hayden, it was called Hayden’s Ferry until renamed in 1880 for the Vale of Tempe, Greece.
89.9% of the residents in Tempe, AZ are U.S. citizens. The largest universities in Tempe, AZ are Arizona State University-Tempe (21,026 degrees awarded in 2020), Rio Salado College (5,573 degrees), and Sonoran Desert Institute (655 degrees).
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Tempe city, Arizona QuickFacts (a) Includes persons reporting only one race (c) Economic Census - Puerto Rico data are not comparable to U.S. Economic Census data (b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
Tempe is located in the East Valley section of metropolitan Phoenix; it is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. Tempe is the location of US Airways Group's corporate headquarters, and of Arizona State University's oldest and largest "Tempe" campus.